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Illinois 4
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Illinois State Route 4

Illinois route 4 now runs from Springfield to a point north of Murphysboro in southwestern Illinois. thru Sangamon, Macoupin, Madison, St. Clair, Randolph, Perry and Jackson Counties. In the Sprinfield area, it serves as the western belt line ending at BL 55 NNE of central Springfield. Most of the remainder is two lane highway with many jogs on the southern end.

The original Illinois 4 went from Chicago to St. Louis over what became US 66. Illinois 4-A, a designation related to the original route 4, went from Chicago to Joliet over a large part of current Illinois 171's route.
 
Illinois 4: north of Murphysboro (Illinois 13) < 160 miles > Springfield (Business 55)
4-A Route: Joliet (US 6) < 34 miles > Chicago (US 54)

Google Map of Illinois 4

 


Cities Served: Auburn, Ava, Benld, Carlinville, Chatham, Gillespie, Girard, Lebanon, Marissa, Mascoutah, Sparta, Springfield, Staunton, Steeleville, Virden
Counties Served: Jackson, Macoupin, Madison, Perry, Randolph, Sangamon, St. Clair
Multiplexes: Illinois 13, Illinois 15, Illinois 16, US 50, Illinois 108, Illinois 138, Illinois 150, Illinois 154
Ending at Ill. 4: Illinois 51, Illinois 66, Illinois 151, Illinois 213
Related Links: » Illinois Route 4 from Wikipedia
  » Rich Carlson's Illinois Highway Page 1-20


Current Route:

Cities Served:Ava, Benld, Carlinville, Chatham, Gillespie, Girard, Lebanon, Marissa, Mascoutah, Sparta, Springfield, Staunton, Steeleville, Virden
Counties Served:Jackson, Macoupin, Madison, Perry, Randolph, Sangamon, St. Clair
  Northern Terminus: Springfield   at Business 55
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Southbound (looking southwest) at Peoria Road
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Looking northeast approaching northern terminus
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The posted END sign at Peoria Road/BL 55
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Approaching northern terminus from BL55
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  Southern Terminus: north of Murphysboro (Illinois 13)
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Looking west from Ill. 13/Ill. 127
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Looking east to Ill. 13/Ill. 127
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A closer view of the end sign
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Looking south on routes 13/127 at Illinois 4
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  Multiplex Photographs:
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Ill. 4/Ill. 150: Looking west
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Ill. 4/Ill. 16: Looking northeast in Gillespie
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Ill. 4/Ill. 108: Looking north in Carlinville
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Ill. 4/Ill. 138: Looking north in Benld
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Ill. 4/Ill. 13: St. Clair County
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Ill. 4/Ill. 15: Eastern St. Clair County

  Other Photographs:
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Looking west in Amish country near Ava
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